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When you say "lack of interest in women entrepreneurs," do you mean lack of industry interest in women entrepreneurs - or lack of interest in women to discuss the matter?

My first thought is the same you make below - it doesn't matter, boy or girl - but the real meat and potatoes come from discussing the propensity of contemporary business culture to flip ventures like houses to create wealth, how some people (men and women, typ. a more female archetype) pursue long term ownership, and how critical this is for the future of entrepreneurship.

Vast opportunities are being missed, innovation is passing us by, all because so many are focused on cookie cutter innovation, flipping for quick profit. Why aren't there more women entrepreneurs? Why aren't more VCs seeking out the long term reward? How is this culture driving the next dot-com bubble? And what can we do about it?

I see this as a conversation about us AND them.

Frankly, given the lack of interest in women entrepreneurs, I end up having a more productive conversation with men about this very issue. Which is that of building vs. flipping.

Every time I make an attempt to cast a light on positive female qualities I get what you see below from peers... so forget the lot of it ;-)

Maybe you didn't read my post about changing the conversation linked here - or are not familiar with my work.

I really don't care if you're a boy or a girl, although I do recognize there are different female and male archetypes (which is *not* the same as genders, in case you're not familiar with that), and that's what I'm talking about it.

And no, I don't care if you're a boy or a girl. My preference is for those who engage and offer creative solutions. Period.


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